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CRITICALLY ILL: Man falls from moving ambulance in Watford Town Centre

 Published on: 13th April 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A 46-year-old man is critically ill in hospital after falling from a moving ambulance while being accompanied by a police officer in Watford yesterday (Monday, April 12).

An independent investigation into the actions of Hertfordshire Police concerning the incident, which took place on Exchange Road, has now begun.

Hertfordshire Police said this morning: “Hertfordshire Constabulary has made a referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) with regards to a road traffic incident in Watford.

“It happened on A411 Exchange Road in Watford on the morning of Monday, April 12, when a man fell from a moving vehicle. The man, aged in his 40s, sustained serious injuries and was taken to a London hospital for treatment.”

A spokesperson from the IOPC told MyLocalNews: “We can confirm we have begun an independent investigation into the actions of the police concerning an incident in Watford, Hertfordshire, in which a 46-year-old man was injured and is currently critically ill in hospital.

“We were notified by Hertfordshire Constabulary that at around 10.30am on Monday, April 12 in Exchange Road, the man fell from an ambulance while being accompanied by a police officer.

“We sent investigators to the police post-incident procedures to begin gathering evidence and declared an independent investigation shortly after 1pm.

“We will be liaising with the man’s family to explain our role. Our investigation will look at the circumstances of the incident and the actions of police prior to it. So far we have taken initial accounts from the officers involved.

“We are also appealing for any witnesses to contact us at exchangeroad@policeconduct.gov.uk or on 0300 303 5724.”

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